All aboard for 1940s cruise

Nostalgia fans in Scarborough are invited on board the Regal Lady for a 1940s-themed sea cruise.

The event is taking place on Wednesday June 27 and sets sail from Vincent Pier at 7.30pm.

Aboard the Dunkirk “little ship” will be uniformed re-enactors from Allied Forces Military Command (AFMC).

There will be a wartime sing-song and buffet. People are invited to dress in 1940s style (optional).

Tickets cost £7 for adults and £2.50 for children under 12.

They need to be bought in advance due to the capacity of the boat and so organisers can work out numbers for catering.

To buy a ticket, or to find out more about the event, telephone Dorothy Rushworth on (01723) 369781 or email

All proceeds from this event will go towards the Alzheimer’s Society.

People are advised to book early as this event has proved popular in the past.

In 1943 the Regal Lady was involved in taking American troops from the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary into Glasgow.

Both the Regal Lady and the Coronia were decommissioned in 1946.

The Coronia came up to Scarborough in 1951 named the Yorkshire Lady, and the Regal Lady came in 1954 named the Oulton Bell.